Taylor Neal is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. His dissertation research is focused on designing practical, user-friendly organic syntheses of complex molecular architectures. As a teacher, Taylor strives to make organic chemistry seem more approachable and inviting, and he loves to join his students in creative problem-solving. Outside of the lab, he keeps busy with amateur music composition, geocaching, and maintaining a small herd of guinea pigs at home.